Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Alabama JC women's program shuttered
January 21st, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[SIGN OF THE TIMES]
In a move called "an economic-type decision," Shelton State has dropped Alabama's only junior college to offer women's soccer as a scholarship program.

Shelton State had twice reached the final 16 of the NJCAA Division I women's tournament, and Coach Nellie Christian, who is on maternity leave and will be re-assigned, earned her 100th career victory in 2008.

Craig Threlkeld, Shelton State's director of public relations, told the Tuscaloosa News that dropping soccer will save the school at least $100,000 per year.

"Basically, the reason for it is purely economic, given the cuts being made across the board in the two-year system," Threlkeld said. "When Shelton State added soccer, it was with the hope that other two-year programs in the state would add it as well. From a cost standpoint, it was one of those decisions that had to be made. It's unfortunate because the program had been successful. The players had done well on the field and in the classroom. Nellie did a good job with the program."

The program began in 1997 with a team of 12 players.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Friday: Switchbacks romp in snow storm    
An April snow storm socked the Rockies on Friday night, but it couldn't stop the Colorado ...
MLS Friday: Red Bulls set standard high    
The New York Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ...
What They're Saying: Dominic Kinnear    
"Us passing to them didn't help." -- San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear on what made the ...
USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans    
Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 million viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox ...
NWSL Weekend: Sky Blue FC aims to extend streak    
It's a big weekend for pro soccer in the New York metropolitan area. New York City ...
NASL Weekend: Cosmos greats return for Raul home debut    
The New York Cosmos open their third season at home on Saturday, and they'll have special ...
USL Thursday: Sounders 2 fall, Rhinos impress on road    
Sounders FC 2, one of three unbeaten and untied teams in the USL, dropped its first ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"When some speak and others are silenced, democracy and football lose." -- FIFA presidential candidate Luis ...
What They're Saying: Joey Saputo    
"You can't go in with the attitude that we have no chance. We're here. We didn't ...
What They're Saying: Adrian Heath    
"We went on preseason to Charleston and we hired a few vans to transport everyone around. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives